Author Topic: My Build Thread, 78Chevyrado's 1978 C20  (Read 256900 times)

Offline ChaseDale3and8

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Re: Damage Repair, 1978 C20
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2008, 07:54:01 PM »
That rocker sure did get squashed all right. Be sure to post up some pics on the fitment of your new sheetmetal. I'm really curious how well it's all going to fit together. It shouldn't be too long before your truck is wearing it's new paint, and I can't wait to see it! ...Joe

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Re: Damage Repair, 1978 C20
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2008, 09:55:51 PM »
Looks like they are coming right along. Maybe if they get it done in time you could get a pic in for the calender. Not sure when the cutoff is.
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Re: Damage Repair, 1978 C20
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2008, 08:28:06 PM »
This is an awesome post.   Really cool truck too, I will be watching to see the progress!

Good luck with it, looking great so far! 
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Re: Damage Repair, 1978 C20
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2008, 11:12:22 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys!

I'm slowly getting everything ready for the truck when it comes back.  Tomorrow my sem dyes should be here and I'll be dyeing my door panels, kick panels, and console back like new.  I'm going to leave the dash alone since it's in great shape.  The chrome was wearing off of the door panel trim so I painted them silver. I'll get pics of the dyed stuff when it's good and dry.



Here's a pic of my finished vent windows and original headlight buckets, repainted to match the grille.


I got the new bezel with the aluminum inserts; I also got it for the right side part of the dash


My new carpet showed up.  I have matching floor mats, and got some extra to do the back of the cab behind the seats and the kick panels (I like that better than the full kick panel covers.)


I also got the AC Controls cleaned up and polished.  Behind the clear part there was a piece of black paper or something that had shriveled up and you could see the wrinkles plain as day.  I just cleaned up the clear part and painted black paint right on the back of it.  Now it looks like an actual piece of black glass.  I really liked how it came out except i got a couple of smudges in the white letters, but I can live with it.



I bought another thing I been wanting


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1978 C-20, 350/400, 3.73, Graystone Metallic, Raceline Renegade 8 Wheels - 18x8.5, 275/70R18 BFG KO's

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Re: Damage Repair, 1978 C20
« Reply #34 on: September 26, 2008, 01:07:34 AM »
Also have the cluster all cleaned up.  It was dusty and had a film of something in it so I cleaned it and it came out great.  Even the pointers look good and aren't faded.\

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Re: Damage Repair, 1978 C20
« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2008, 06:33:43 AM »
coming along nicely..i can't wait to see it all put together. I assume you are tinting the rest of the windows?
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Re: Damage Repair, 1978 C20
« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2008, 01:15:45 PM »
Yeah all the windows will be 35%.  I have the back window done, I just have to wait on a new LH Window.  The one I have is all scratched from when the sill seals went bad. 

Here's some pics of the interior stuff I painted.  I used SEM brand "Firethorn Red." 

I set the two trim pieces in the door panel to see what it looks like.  The outer band is painted silver and the inner one is still chrome.



Here's the console and kick panels.  I still have to paint inside the cupholder part black.


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Re: Damage Repair, 1978 C20
« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2008, 03:57:54 PM »
Just curious what did the HD front springs run u?sweet looking truck
You want it there when???

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Re: Damage Repair, 1978 C20
« Reply #38 on: September 26, 2008, 05:42:09 PM »
Thanks!  I got the springs from rockauto.com for around $80-$90 
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Re: Damage Repair, 1978 C20
« Reply #39 on: September 26, 2008, 09:35:37 PM »
Lookin' good. How's your patience holding up. 

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Re: Damage Repair, 1978 C20
« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2008, 10:00:52 PM »
Those trim items are A+. Good work!
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Re: Damage Repair, 1978 C20
« Reply #41 on: September 26, 2008, 10:08:30 PM »
Thanks!  the patience is holding well, I haven't done a vehicle like this in about 10 years so 'm having fun with it, except that I can't drive it right now ;D

Painted up the dash pad.  It wasn't damaged but it had a few stains on it and was way brighter than everything else, so now it matches. 


Here's the finished console, finally got the black insert in the cupholders repainted and installed a new lock with key.



I painted the door handle pockets black to match the cupholder on the console.
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Re: Damage Repair, 1978 C20
« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2008, 01:11:20 AM »
Those interior pieces look sweet! Very, Very nice job.
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Re: Damage Repair, 1978 C20
« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2008, 07:49:59 AM »
Looks awesome. Detail is the key. I have done this type of thing for year, but always on someone elses truck or car. never can seem to find the time, or money do do my own!
That body shop looks top notch. One thing though, you would think for the kind of work they do they would know the difference from a 55 to a 57 Chevy!!!!
http://www.brownandbrownprocustominc.com/1957CHEVY.html
Thats a 55 not a 57.
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Re: Damage Repair, 1978 C20
« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2008, 06:13:59 PM »
I feel ya Blazin. It seems if I have the time I don't have the money and vice versa. Never seem to have both at the same time for long enough!